As we approach the UN Habitat’s World Urban Forum, SHLC launches next round of Capacity Development Acceleration Fund and Visiting Research Fellowship.

Globalisation and rapid urbanisation have created neighbourhoods that are more dynamic than ever. Assuring sustainability in our neighbourhoods plays an important role in delivering sustainable cities.

As we look forward to UN Habitat’s World Urban Forum, the Centre for Sustainable Healthy and Learning Cities (SHLC) is working to respond to urban challenges across fast-growing cities in Africa and Asia.

And, we want you to join us! Applications are now open for SHLC’s Capacity Development Acceleration Fund and Visiting Research FellowshipApply before Thursday 30 April 2020.

What is the fund?

The SHLC small grants fund supports a visiting research fellowship programme, as well as pilot research, knowledge mobilisation and research management projects, to help tackle urban, health and education challenges in neighbourhoods across fast-growing cities in developing countries.

Who can apply?

The fund is open to individuals and organisations exploring and responding to urban, health and education challenges within cities across ODA (Official Development Assistance) eligible developing countries.

Applications lead by Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC) are particularly encouraged to apply.

What costs will be covered?

The fund is intended to support small-scale projects and activities such as a travel, transcription to support interviews and focus groups as well we venue hire and catering to support workshops and events. The fund does not cover staff costs, salary or studentships.

Our Capacity Development Acceleration Fund is supported by our project funding, which is delivered by the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund, therefore all activities must be ODA-eligible. Visit the OECD for more information about ODA eligible countries, including definition and coverage.

Apply now

Responding to urban challenges is not just about supporting sustainable cities, but can also be a vital interlocutor for delivering all of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Apply to our fund, collaborate with us, and help us ensure that cities are sustainable for all.

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